Biagio d'Antonio, The Story of Joseph

Late 15th or early 16th century
Tempera on wood
Metropolitan Museum of Art

This is the second of Biagio's two panels detailing the patriarch's story. The arrangement of scenes is even less chronological than in the first panel. Joseph is the blond figure in green in every scene.

In the background, from left to right, we see the arrival in Egypt, Joseph fleeing from the brown building with Potiphar's wife in pursuit, Joseph as Pharaoh's official entertaining his brothers, Joseph in prison.

In the foreground, again going from left to right, we see Joseph greeting his father outside the city gates, Joseph on a pageant wagon, Joseph interpreting Pharaoh's dream, and Pharaoh asleep and having that dream.

View the first panel of the story.
More of Joseph the Patriarch

Photographed at the museum by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.